To enter the South West Sustainable Design Award as a designer, you must be an individual who can:
Draw up a product design
Write a description, explaining how it meets our sustainable fashion criteria
Create the final garment to be worn by a model at the Slow Fashion Show on 22 September
You must not be registered as a business or a sole trader to enter in this category. If you are, then we encourage you to enter in our organisation category instead. You can be a blogger and have a social media presence to enter as a designer. Please mention where we can find you in your entry.
The item can be:
A piece of clothing
In order to be considered for one of the awards, your design must meet one or all of the core criteria. If your final item meets all three, you will be considered for the first prize of £750. If it meets one of the three core criteria, then you will be considered for one of the runner up prizes of £100.
Please fill out the form below by Friday 14 September for your entry to be considered. We will be in touch within 5 working days to confirm if you have been shortlisted to submit your final item to the Slow Fashion Show.
You must be 16 and over, based in the South West (Gloucestershire, Bristol, Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset, Devon or Cornwall).
The core criteria your garment must meet in order to be considered for the South West Sustainable Design Award are as follows:
It must show how if produced at scale, it could make a real difference to the industry in terms of sustainable production.
It must be made from one or more of the following fibres:
It must also be well constructed and made to last.
We will be looking for designs that creatively tackle the problem of fast fashion.
We are Sancho's - an Ethical Clothing and Lifestyle company based in Exeter, Devon.
Over the past 3 years we have worked to raise awareness around the challenges the fashion industry presents. How over production and unsafe working conditions are unsutainable, unjust and no longer acceptable.
This September we want to showcase the beauty, skill and craft of fashion and we want to do it together with the vibrant community around us. Together with In Exeter we are hosting the Slow Fashion Show in order to provide a space for local designers, makers, businesses, and community groups to showcase their lines.
We are grateful to Exeter Cathedral for honouring us with the space in which to host the show and for In Exeter for joining us in hosting this exciting event.
We hope to see you there
Kalkidan, Vidmantas and the Sancho's Team.